The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with left wing Tomas Tatar on a three-year contract, the team announced Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reported the average annual value to be $2.75 million.
Tatar, 23, completed his first full NHL season in 2013-14 and ranked sixth on the Red Wings with 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists) in 73 games. He represented Slovakia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and had one goal and one assist in four games.
Selected by Detroit in the second round (No. 60) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Tatar has 24 goals and 23 assists in 100 games for the Red Wings.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings